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Brian Williams Demoted, Will Return to MSNBC

Brian Williams is returning to NBC -- but not as the anchor of the evening news. Instead, he will anchor breaking news and special reports on MSNBC. He appeared as a guest on the Today Show this morning with Matt Lauer. He said he's grateful for the second chance and he knows and expects he will be held to a higher standard.

Other changes are coming for MSNBC, as the network, whose ratings have been poor, starts to focus more on breaking news and less on punditry and talk shows.

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Brian Williams Story Keeps Growing

Update: Brian Williams has released a statement saying he will take a leave of absence from NBC News for several days:

As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.


Two days of trending on Twitter is apparently all it takes for NBC News to launch an internal investigation into Brian Williams' mis-telling of his experience on a helicopter of Iraq. [More...]

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Brian Williams Will Be Temporary Host on Meet the Press

As the say in show business, the show must go on. NBC has chosen Brian Williams to guest host "Meet the Press" this week.

The guest will be:

Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joe Biden, who were scheduled to be interviewed by Russert on “Meet the Press” last weekend, will be Williams’ guests on Sunday. It’s unclear who will host the program on June 29.

“Right now, we’re looking at it week by week,” Capus said. “Brian is enormously talented, and it seemed like a logical place to turn for this weekend. But I haven’t been able think beyond that.”

Who do you think should now be moderating Meet the Press?

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NBC's Brian Williams Hosts Saturday Night Live

Bump and Update: Barack Obama did the "Live From Saturday Night" opening line...he was good!


It seems like an incongruous choice, but I bet Brian Williams is good tonight on Saturday Night Live.

From this new interview, he's got a sense of humor and may not be as strait-laced as he sometimes comes off doing the news.

What's your favorite medication?
....When's bedtime?
My natural body clock bedtime is 2 to 3 a.m. See Ambien.

On the human side:


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